Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Farina v. Nokia, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1064 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether a regulation based on authority conferred by a statute that explicitly disclaims any implied preemptive effect can impliedly preempt state law on a "frustration of purpose" theory of preemption; and (2) whether an agency's National Environmental Policy Act regulation, which imposes no substantive requirements, may preempt substantive state health, safety, or consumer-protection laws.

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